Ainars Ozols, currently head of retail banking in SEB Unibanka and deputy chairman of the management board, has been appointed as the new head of SEB Unibanka, CEO and chairman of the management board. Ozols will succeed Viesturs Neimanis who, after 13 years in the bank, (three and a half of these as CEO) has decided to leave his position. Neimanis will remain in his current position until 1 July, when he takes on a new position as senior advisor to Ozols and the management board. Charlotte Hagberg, former head of Region West within SEB Retail Banking in Sweden, has been appointed as new head of retail banking in SEB Unibanka. Hagberg will take on her new position on 20 August but will work beside Ozols from the beginning of June.
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